Tag: Police Officers

Feb 27 2016

Pilot Rescued From Airplane At Gettysburg Airport

Airplane 911siteGettysburg Fire Department was dispatched this afternoon to the Gettysburg Airport on Chambersburg Road for an Airplane down. Firefighters arrived to find an occupied airplane 50 feet in the air wedged in trees. The pilot was uninjured, however confined in the airplane high in the trees. Because of the location, no fire apparatus was able to access the location. Several plans to rescue the pilot were put into place, all of which were extremely time consuming. Firefighters were able to free stand a 35′ ladder (church raise) and secure it mid-air using ropes to assess the stability of the plane. Maryland State Police Trooper 3 was called to assess whether they could drop a rescue basket down from above, however high winds prevented that attempt. Gettysburg Firefighters continued working by clearing access lanes into the wooded area to bring more equipment in. From free standing ladders firefighters began clearing limbs around the plane while additional resources responded. Eventually they were able to secure the plane to the trees with ropes, and used two 45′ ground ladders to secure a rope rescue system in place. Rescuers from the Advanced Tactical Rescue Teams roped a body harness into the cab for the pilot, who was able to place it on himself. Once the harness was verified, the pilot was lowered 50 feet to awaiting EMS, over 3.5 hours after the initial call.

*We witnessed an outstanding team effort from Gettysburg Fire Department, Cumberland Township PD, AREMS as well as the many neighboring agencies that responded. This was a call where you ask yourself, how many tools do you have in your toolbox*

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Jul 14 2015

Gettysburg Police Sergeant retires

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Sergeant Kevin Wilson is recognized by the Mayor of Gettysburg after 32 years of service. Sgt Wilson has decided to retire. A 32 year career in Police work these days is quite an achievement. Sgt Wilson has been involved with nearly every aspect of the Gettysburg Police Departments  operations over the years. He is well known throughout the area. Sgt Wilson was extremely courteous to the 911 Photography crew at incidents. Great Job Sgt Wilson and Happy Retirement !

*Photo above is from today’s edition of the Gettysburg Times*

Jun 18 2015

EARP Honors Lieutenant Mike Trostle’s Retirement

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Lieutenant Mike Trostle from the Eastern Adams Regional Police Department was honored for his 20 years of service with the department recently. Lt Trostle retired over 2 years ago, however with all the conflicts of the department during that time was not recognized as he should have been. Several of Lt Trostle’s fellow Officer’s from within EARP and the surrounding Police Agencies attended the recognition. Lt Trostle was said by many as one of the best. He acted as the Police Chief several times during some management changes of the last few years of his career. EARP officers spoke about how he was a true leader and will be missed. Best of Luck to you Mike !

*Photo/Story image from today’s Gettysburg Times page A3*

Apr 09 2015

Shooting At Adams County Prison

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Law enforcement officers from several Adams County jurisdictions are armed in a standoff with an armed male subject who arrived at the prison armed with AR15, handgun and a knife. The standoff lasted about 45 minutes when the subject pointed the AR15 at a window of the prison, a Pennsylvania State Police trooper fired one round into the subject. The subject died the next day at York Hospital. Photo Gallery

Feb 18 2015

Working Fire In Hanover

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A firefighter works inside the bedroom where a electrical issue caused a fire to break out and spread throughout the wall of this duplex on Carlisle Street in Hanover Borough early Wednesday morning. 911 Photography Photo Gallery

Jan 19 2015

Ice Causes Crash With Confinement

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York County Box 49-06 Was dispatched for a auto accident involving rollover and entrapment on the Abbottstown Pike Sunday morning (07:49 hrs). (This incident was originally dispatched as an Adams County Box 33-14). Units arrived to find a Jeep on it side with the occupants self extricated and a passenger car with a utility trailer on top of it with confinement of the occupants. United Hook And Ladder engine 33-2 immediately went to work stabilizing the vehicles as well as with the Hurst Tools doing two door pops on the Toyota while beginning patient care. Engines 46-1, Rescue 46-3 and Rescue 46 responded on the crash and Engine 46-1 assumed command. Penn Township Police were investigating and fire police from Penn and United had traffic control. PennDOT also responded with a truck for ice control. 911 Photography Photo Gallery